-posted by Jennifer G.-
The next annual NYC Veggie Pride Parade will take place in Greenwich Village/Union Square, on Sunday, March 30, 2014.
If you're planning to attend, RSVP on this page...not because this is an organized VLI meetup—it's not—but just because it's nice to see who else from VLI is going.
Again: this is not (YET) an organized VLI meetup, but you're welcome to use this page to coordinate plans with others. If anyone wants to organize a Long Island contingent, please do!
Here's the official parade info:
Parade participants are encouraged to dress up in costumes and wear sign boards announcing their pride in their vegan lifestyle. Local restaurants, veg groups, and veg everything will be represented with banners and chants. The parade will include animal-rights activists, environmentalists, and people simply concerned with their health. But at the VEGGIE PRIDE PARADE, all will come together with one voice, one expression, of veggie pride.
The procession will begin at 12 noon, sharp, in the Old Meat Packing District (where 9th Ave. & Gansevoort St. intersect). Line-up begins at 11 a.m. The parade will culminate in a festival for all to enjoy at the north end of Union Square Park. There, revelers of all persuasions will hear well-known vegan speakers and music by vegan artists. They'll all partake in free vegan food and explore a wide variety of exhibitor presentations. At 2 p.m., a costume contest will take place.
Throughout the day, individuals will be encouraged to speak their mind at the Soapbox Testimonial Station. Other activists will beckon passersby to receive a dollar in return for watching a pro-veg video.
Register your attendance at the official FACEBOOK event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/262998593863099/ (https://www.facebook.com/events/569308466432670/)
Visit www.veggieprideparade.org (http://www.veggieprideparade.org/) for more information about every aspect of the event.